Detroiters need jobs, and so messing with them and directing them to the wrong place for “13 weeks of training” and “$35 an hour” is at best a very unfortunate mistake and at worst, cruel. We don’t know the original source of this image, but here’s the right information.

The District Detroit has partnered with the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC). DESC is the is the administrative and fiscal agent for workforce solutions for the City of Detroit. They’re the ones actually handling the job opportunities for Detroiters, NOT the Northwest Activities Center. Here’s the direct link to register for the opportunities.

What are the opportunities, you may ask? Many are in the skilled trades, as there will need to be 8,300 jobs filled to build the new arena and some of the surrounding developments. It’s expected that there will be about 1,100 permanent jobs created upon completion of the project.

In the skilled trades, The District Detroit is looking for carpenters, cement masons, construction laborers of many types, electrical workers, glaziers and glass workers, iron workers, millwrights, operating engineers, outside lineman, plumbers, roofers and waterproofers, sheet metal workers, boilermakers, bricklayers and restoration workers, floor layers, lathers, drywall finishers, elevator constructors, heat and frost insulators, painters, plasterers, sprinkler fitters, and tile/marble/terrazo masons. There are series of videos they’ve put up to describe those jobs in case you’re unclear.

The DESC site specifically says:

Don’t worry if you don’t have a ‘Journeyman’ card. Don’t worry if you think you may need some training. The first step is to let us know who you are, what you know, and what you want to do. Detroit Employment Solutions staff will then review information from everyone who has registered, and contact you with next steps.

Here’s where you can actually get in the system to be considered to work with the new arena complex and development. Good luck.

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